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Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands (review)

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands (review) book and media reviews (some in their entirety) that Cogan used to enhance her memoir. Although the "we" in We Fought the Navy and Won is at times unclear as to whether it refers primarily to Chamorros or outsiders in far-off Washington, Cogan drives home the important point that a battle was waged, and the subsequent victory constitutes an important part of understanding the complex and multifaceted past of one of the last remaining colonies in the world today. was expecting anything other than a properly constituted transfer of power. Ultimately that did happen, but not in the way anticipated and not before the most serious and destructive riots in Solomon Islands history. The riots broke out when it was announced to the crowd waiting outside Parliament House that the new prime minister was Snyder Rini, a returning member and former deputy prime minister in the outgoing Kemakeza government. There had been a strong mood for change at the election, and disbelief when the old government was reinstated. That night and on the following day Honiara was set ablaze as rioting continued out of control. The main target was property owned by ethnic Chinese; Chinatown was almost completely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Politics and State Building in Solomon Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 21 (2) – Aug 29, 2009

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book and media reviews (some in their entirety) that Cogan used to enhance her memoir. Although the "we" in We Fought the Navy and Won is at times unclear as to whether it refers primarily to Chamorros or outsiders in far-off Washington, Cogan drives home the important point that a battle was waged, and the subsequent victory constitutes an important part of understanding the complex and multifaceted past of one of the last remaining colonies in the world today. was expecting anything other than a properly constituted transfer of power. Ultimately that did happen, but not in the way anticipated and not before the most serious and destructive riots in Solomon Islands history. The riots broke out when it was announced to the crowd waiting outside Parliament House that the new prime minister was Snyder Rini, a returning member and former deputy prime minister in the outgoing Kemakeza government. There had been a strong mood for change at the election, and disbelief when the old government was reinstated. That night and on the following day Honiara was set ablaze as rioting continued out of control. The main target was property owned by ethnic Chinese; Chinatown was almost completely

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 29, 2009

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